What We Love
- Upscale beachfront stay at the first Nordic balneological health resort, with a supersized spaStaying right by the beach in Larvik, with Oslo within driving distance
- Blissing out in the supersized spa, the largest in Scandinavia at 2,500 square metres
- Booking yoga, body-balancing and meditation classes at the brilliant on-site gym
What To Know
- The Larvik Museum and Larvik Train Station are just a 5- and 10-minute walk away respectively
- You Can arrange mediation classes and walking tours through the hotel
- Free WiFi
It’s unexpectedly cool at this futuristic property in the under-the-radar town of Larvik, on Norway’s south coast. Opened in 2009, it’s fast become a go-to spot for guests seeking a relaxed stay with beach access and top-notch pampering. And best of all, it’s within driving distance from Oslo – Norway’s easy-going capital offering endless amounts of breathtaking natural landscapes.
Farris Bas is the first Nordic balneological health resort – so, as you may expect, it’s the expansive, 27,000-sq.-ft. on-site spa that truly steals the show here. Features including a swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna, hot tubs and a plethora of treatments ranging from couples massages to signature facials. You’ll have a chance to indulge in utter tranquillity, as you take in the gorgeous and calming views out to the sea.
When it comes to dining, Farris Bad has it covered with a signature restaurant showcasing sophisticated Norwegian-influenced fare created with locally-produced and mostly organic ingredients. There’s also a bar for cocktails and craft beers, a brilliant gym for cardio workouts and scheduled classes, and 176 guest rooms and suites assuring minimalist-inspired, contemporary decor, coupled with plenty of living space and ample mod cons.
How to Get There
A very relaxing resort, I visited during a weekday and it was so peaceful. Many saunas and pools as well as activities led by the staff ( I did a scrub in the steam sauna), all included in the price!
Feeling and view of being on top of the water from the extended spa-wing is amazing!
Vey nice spa hotel. Stayed in this hotel for a couple of days. Great breakfast and lunch buffet. Lots of delicious dishes with fish. Excellent food.
Modern and fresh and very clean rooms. Got a room with a view not to the sea but next time I am going to ask for it.
A huge spa facility, if I remember right around 2500 square meters. Different sections for every taste. Recommend visiting the spa as much as you can.
Very friendly people at the reception.
Nice paintings and sculptures across the hotel.
Should visit it again with my kids!
Overall: Good food, modern room, the best spa i town, friendly personnel, and great atmosphere.
Farris Spa hotel is a stylish, modern hotel with one leg in the sea, and the waves lulling you asleep. Give special attention to the calming Mineral Cave in the spa and the herbal sauna with tepidarium nearby - such a wonderful way to spend some hours.
Room is comfortable and swim suit, slippers and lush coat is waiting for you. Excellent breakfast and dinner. Larvik town is on your doorstep, and Bølgen with cinema and performances is just steps away. Enjoy your stay!
The felling of staying at Farris Bad is simply luxurious!
From the moment you step inside you get a sense that this place has a lot to offer. Starting with the rooms they are spacious and well furnished. The beds are comfortable to sleep in.
The restaurant is located one floor down from the lobby, has great food and the view outside is amazing.
We had all the spa included in our stay so we tried a little of each and really enjoyed it.
This is my go-to hotel when in Larvik - wether for business or pleasure (it is great for both).
The rooms are spacious, offers a variation (from good to great) and are all part of the Spa Farris Bad (this is my favoured spa in Norway). My preferred rooms are on the sea-side (fjord view), which amongst other things offers bath tub with a huge window with a splendid view of the fjord.
The one thing that is not exceptional, unfortunately, is the service. The hotel offers typical Norwegian service. The other thing that is not to the level I would prefer, is the kitchen. They clearly have (had) ambition, but strives on delivering to the expectations of a gourmand.